Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
decides she's tired are being the maid. and to send a message to her kids, she goes on strike. jessica stillwell stopped cleaning up after her daughters to prove a point. she documented the experience on her blog day by day. it shows the mess. wow. it just keeps growing and growing. for almost an entire week. until her family finally caught on. >> i'm pretty strict. my kids have responsibility and accountability within the home. it's not like i did this to teach them now. i taught them for a very long time. but it was slipping because our family was so busy. i don't want a generation of kids who are entitled, and just have -- don't have real life skills to be well rounded adults. >> jessica's daughters say the strike reminded them to appreciate everything their mom does. hear that? sons and daughters out there? you can check out jessica's blog for yourself, just go to nbcwashington.com and search mom strike. slipping, that's -- >> that's disgusting. >> yeah. >> that's pretty disgusting. >> you can almost smell it. >> but it did make the point. >>> speaking of points, the game is over.
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in colorado for a missing 10-year-old girl. jessica ridgeway left to go to school friday morning but she never made it. in west colorado, they believe they found a major clue. >> reporter: more than 100 members of law enforcement are sefg for jessica ridgeway. a search that has expanded into neighborhoods. open fields and bodies of water near her home. on sunday her backpack was found about ten mile from the house. it is now being examined by the colorado bureau of investigations. >> they're analyzing that along with dna samples. >> reporter: the fifth grader was last seen walking to school friday morning. >> we have some witness information that really make us believe at 8:30, she was on her way to school. that she did not make it. >> reporter: jessica's school is about a third of a mile from her home. police say her mother who works overnight, was home sleeping when the school left a message to say jessica had not arrived on campus. jessica's mother reported her missing when she woke up. eight hours after the little girl was last seen on her way to school. >> it is just a real horrible situa
Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. this evening police are expected to announce whether the body found in a park is that of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. as nbc's chris clackum reports, right now investigators are asking for help to track down her kidnapper. >> reporter: colorado authorities haven't said yet whether the remains found outside denver wednesday night are those of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, but they've already shifted the investigation somewhat to looking for suspects. >> could be your boss, your friend, and ultimately it could be your family member. >> reporter: also, what were searches for jessica are now searches for evidence, that might explain what happened when she disappeared last week while walking to school the last time her mother saw her. >> you don't want any -- any parent -- any parent to -- to ever experience in their whole entire life to learn your child has been taken. >> reporter: the body was discovered several miles away from where jessica lived. but until something definitive is announced, the community struggles. >> it's every parent's worst nightmare. you know, i think everybody's holding
Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in a grassy park about seven miles from where jessica ridgeway disappeared, while walking to school. at a news conference this morning, police said they plan to continue searching for jessica. they believe she was abducted and today her parents were ruled out as suspects. the only real clue police have is her backpack found over the weekend six miles from her home, and a water bottle that she had with her. >>> the focus in the race for the white house today turns to the running mates. it is debate night, and vice presidential candidates joe biden and paul ryan will face off this evening in kentucky. unlike a lot of vp debates, this one might make a big difference, because this race is so close now. >> reporter: in danville, the college town that hosts tonight's debate, local voters say they'll tune in. >> i want ryan to be able to express what we want for our country, like romney did in the presidential debate. >> i think it will help obama if joe biden does well. >> reporter: with the debate hall ready at center college, paul ryan arrived, a 42-year-old republican whiz kid set to face a 69-ye